If you are expecting the hottest returning CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" to finally get a comedy series nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recent history says to think again.
"Two and a Half Men" couldn't do it. "Everybody Loves Raymond" -- a two-time Emmy winner for Best Comedy -- couldn't do it. No CBS comedy has contended for a Golden Globe in the series category since "Cybill" in 1996.
Even though "Big Bang" star Jim Parsons just won an Emmy, he is not guaranteed a Globe nomination. Ray Romano won Best Comedy Actor at the Emmys but only received two Globe nominations over the eight seasons of "Everybody Loves Raymond." The same goes for Emmy champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") and perennial Emmy nominee Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men"). And other CBS winners like Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Brad Garrett and Jon Cryer never received any nominations from Globe voters.
The news isn't much better for drama programs, either. It has been since 2004 that a CBS drama received a series nomination at the Globes ("C.S.I."). Jump back to 1998 with "Chicago Hope" for the only other recent entry. That may be the reason why ratings winner "The Good Wife" was not recognized by the Globes last year as a top program even though its star Julianna Margulies won the actress award.
Photo: Ray Romano in "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS)